Much has been said and done about dieting and yet not all diets have turned out to be neither totally effective nor healthily beneficial to some dieters. That being the case, is there something we should know? Or better yet, why not ask yourself how much do you know? Take this easy quiz to find out!
What’s Your “D.Q”? (Dieter’s Quotient)
A) Fad diets are effective for losing
weight fast and permanently.
B) Carbs are fattening.
C) Delicious foods should be avoided
D) Skipping meals makes you lose weight.
What you don’t know can make you gain or regain pounds. If you answered “True” to most or all of the above, there’s a lot you need to know that will perhaps make you re-think the way you diet. Check out these facts:
Fact # 1: Fad diets are not really that effective.
Sure, fad diets can make you lose weight fast, but when you slip out of their required routine, they make you gain back all that weight you’ve lost in no time! It is more advisable to eat in moderate amounts even as frequent as every 2-3 hours because that is easier to sustain. Doing this may help trigger your metabolism.
Fact # 2: Carbohydrates aren’t necessarily fattening.
It’s eating too much of the wrong kind of carbs that makes you gain weight. You need carbohydrates--- good carbohydrates such as those rich in fiber that will not only help sustain your energy throughout the day but also help you feel full in between meals. Moreover, fiber can improve digestive health as well as lower your blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. So eat healthy breads instead!
Fact # 3: Skipping meals can make you gain weight.
Studies show that skipping meals regularly slows down your metabolism, making your body store the food that you eat on your next meal as fat! What’s more, whenever you starve or deprive yourself of a meal, you tend to compensate by gorging out next time.
Fact # 3: You can enjoy delicious food even when you’re dieting.
Healthy dieting doesn’t mean going for the bland and tasteless. If you look around, tasty, mouth-watering healthful choices abound. It’s a matter of knowing how to differentiate between the good and the bad.
Looking for a sensible way to delicious and healthy dieting? Look no further with Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf. It’s deliciously packed with flavorful plump juicy California raisins that contain anti-oxidants that may help protect your body against diseases. A slice a day may help in proper weight management, while providing 9 grams of fiber per serving to meet 29% of your daily fiber needs.
Another bread that is a great diet eats and a healthy source is Gardenia Slim N’ Fit Wheaten Bread. It’s the only bread in supermarkets that contains L-Carnitine, a nutrient that may help you burn calories when combined with proper diet and exercise.